Google Calendar Gets New Meeting-Scheduling Feature

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Google announced a new meeting-scheduling feature for Google Calendar on Android for Google Apps for Work and Edu customers. You can simply tap "Find a Time" to find meetings times that work for those involved.

This takes time zones into account, as well as availability of all parties and the times they usually have meetings. It's designed specifically for organizations who regularly share calendars with colleagues.

When there's not a time that works, Google Calendar will look at which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled. It sounds pretty handy.

"'Find a time' makes suggestions, but you're still in control," says product manager Stella Schieffer. "You can tap to see everyone's schedule at a glance—perfect for making sure the timing works for all. And if you manage someone else's calendar, you can use the feature to schedule meetings on their behalf as well.

The feature is just for Android right now, but they're working on bringing it to iPhone.

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